A professional home inspection is the most important inspection to have conducted when buying a new property. Home inspections are conducted by licensed professionals who perform inspections of building structures to determine if there are any issues with the property.
A home inspection is critical in that the purchase of a home is probably the largest investment that more people make, and they should be as informed and educated as possible. Many lenders also require that a home inspection is completed as a condition of financing a loan.
The home inspection is traditionally paid for by the buyer, unless otherwise negotiated. In some cases, a buyer may use an existing home inspection if a recent one already exists. The cost of the pest inspection varies, and can cost between $300 to $500 or more, depending on the size and age of the property.
Home inspectors inspect all visible areas and review all accessible items and areas, including the heating system, central air conditioning system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic space and all visible insulation, the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, basement or crawlspace area, and the foundation and all visible structural components. Findings are provided in the form of a report following the inspection. A typical pest inspection takes several hours or longer.
Some findings may warrant additional inspection to be conducted by a professional in the given area.
For questions and more information about home inspections, please contact Kathie DeBord at (916) 716-8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.